inpatient definition

  • noun:
    • an individual who is admitted to a hospital or hospital for treatment that will require one or more instantly stay.
    • an individual whose treatment requires a minumum of one night's residence in a hospital; a hospitalized patient.
    • an individual which gets lodging and meals, as well as therapy, in a hospital or an infirmary; -- distinguished from outpatient.
    • someone who gets lodging and meals, as treatment, in a hospital or an infirmary.
    • an individual that is lodged and given along with addressed in a hospital or infirmary. See out-patient.
    • a patient that is surviving in the hospital where he's being addressed

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